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  • Pavlensky has apparently now gone on a hunger strike in the French detention center:

    L'artiste Piotr Pavlenski en grève de la faim
    https://www.parisdepeches.fr/1-Cultu...reve_faim.html

    #freepavlensky

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    • Well well, people are actually smuggling cheese and butter into Russia.
      http://sztu.customs.ru/index.php?opt...12-04&Itemid=8

      These people are clearly not familiar with the benefits of palm oil cheese like it can be used as tinder.

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      • Sovok at it's finest.


        http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia-...aims-1.4411682

        Russia's meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that an accident had taken place.
        The data appears to support a report by the French nuclear safety institute IRSN, which said on Nov. 9 a cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe had indicated that an accident had taken place at a nuclear facility either in Russia or Kazakhstan in the last week of September.

        Just for you to know, first reports on high concentration of ruthenium in the atmosphere came from Germany and Italy on 29th of September. Although the source is unknown, the registered concentrations are several magnitudes lower than the levels considered dangerous.

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        • Originally posted by Ahriman View Post
          Sovok at it's finest.


          http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia-...aims-1.4411682




          Just for you to know, first reports on high concentration of ruthenium in the atmosphere came from Germany and Italy on 29th of September. Although the source is unknown, the registered concentrations are several magnitudes lower than the levels considered dangerous.
          "Grab a beer and watch some football" is the advise given to worried citizens by Dr. Vazhenin, Chelyabinsk region chief oncologist:
          http://www.eg.ru/society/420532/

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          • Originally posted by moosefoot View Post

            "Grab a beer and watch some football" is the advise given to worried citizens by Dr. Vazhenin, Chelyabinsk region chief oncologist:
            http://www.eg.ru/society/420532/

            From what I read this material would only be in a significant concentration within several dozen km of that waste disposal plant.

            Further than that and you're getting more background radiation than that each day anyway.

            Chelyabinsk has zilch to worry about.

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            • Originally posted by flamming_python View Post

              From what I read this material would only be in a significant concentration within several dozen km of that waste disposal plant.

              Further than that and you're getting more background radiation than that each day anyway.

              Chelyabinsk has zilch to worry about.
              In general, all these radiation scares are well exaggerated by the media and people in general have an irrational fear of it (partly thanks to the media scare, and also since it's all invisible and scary-scary for the layperson)

              There's even a lot of credible scientists and physicians who dispute the prevailing linear no-threshold model when it comes to the health issues with ionizing radiation (ie the idea that all radiation regardless of dose/intensity has quantifiable health effects, and that miniscule amounts of radiation over a long time are effectively the same thing as large amounts of radiation in a short time), instead suggesting a "threshold model", with a dose/time threshold below which no effects are seen. There's a lot of research on real-life nuclear incidents etc that support the latter, less alarmist model too, so yeah.

              So, this doctor takes it easy and is probably right to do so. I just liked the way he phrased it.

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              • Originally posted by Gumiman View Post
                Well well, people are actually smuggling cheese and butter into Russia.
                http://sztu.customs.ru/index.php?opt...12-04&Itemid=8

                These people are clearly not familiar with the benefits of palm oil cheese like it can be used as tinder.
                Thats disgusting. YES forget santions. NZ politicians would like to extend the hand of you did really great in Crimea and can we sell you some butter. xxox

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                • Originally posted by moosefoot View Post

                  In general, all these radiation scares are well exaggerated by the media and people in general have an irrational fear of it (partly thanks to the media scare, and also since it's all invisible and scary-scary for the layperson)

                  There's even a lot of credible scientists and physicians who dispute the prevailing linear no-threshold model when it comes to the health issues with ionizing radiation (ie the idea that all radiation regardless of dose/intensity has quantifiable health effects, and that miniscule amounts of radiation over a long time are effectively the same thing as large amounts of radiation in a short time), instead suggesting a "threshold model", with a dose/time threshold below which no effects are seen. There's a lot of research on real-life nuclear incidents etc that support the latter, less alarmist model too, so yeah.

                  So, this doctor takes it easy and is probably right to do so. I just liked the way he phrased it.
                  In all seriousness though I do hope that within the proximity zone of ground zero itself, some sort of evacuation was ordered and agricultural produce growing there was binned. Read that these are the appropriate measures to undertake in case of such a situation.

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                  • Putin & Co are up to something or just repeating mistakes of the USSR?

                    Staunton, November 25 – In the budget approved this week, the Russian government will spend 38 percent of its money on supporting the military and the police, increases to be paid for by significant cuts in spending on the economy as a whole and on pensioners in particular rather than by deficit spending. Indeed, the budget projects a decline in the size of the deficit next year.
                    https://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.fi...-build-up.html

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                    • TOR-2M trainings
                      https://vk.com/video-133441491_456239820

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                      • I know I've written heaps about this, but it is a story that deserves the occasional reprise...

                        Originally posted by moosefoot View Post
                        Six months ago, an amendment to article 116 in the Russian criminal code was signed into force by Vladimir Putin. It added a paragraph to the law on minor battery (a misdemeanor/petty offense) saying that if such a misdemeanor were to occur between relatives (between siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, whatever, all imaginable combos) it should be exempt from the general law on these matters and instead be judged more harshly, throwing it back to the preceding article 115 (serious battery, ie as a felony).

                        In practice, this amendment meant that if an unknown assailant on the street slapped you in the face or some such (ie a misdemeanor), he'd merely get fined, while if a relative slapped another relative to the same extent, we're talking all the way from much heavier fines to up to two years in a prison colony right away.

                        This amendment is now six months later in the process of being annulled, as they've been voting on it twice now and the vast majority of deputies support this rollback (including all female deputies...)

                        Media's take on it? "Russia legalizes the beating of women", which I'm sure some have seen since it's been making the rounds for about a week now.

                        I don't even know where to begin. Sigh.
                        Originally posted by moosefoot View Post

                        I'm seriously in disbelief over the average reporting on this in the West.

                        It's absolutely ridiculous, to be honest. Nobody mentions that the law that the State Duma's been trying to revoke was merely half a year old, nobody even mentions it's about revoking for that matter, and nobody mentions that grand old evil Putin was the one who signed this law into force just last year. Nobody mentions that the law evil Putin signed into force didn't actually say diddly squat about women per se (nobody mentions that it just vaguely carpets "within households and relatives"), nobody mentions what the criminal code actually looks like in general, nobody mentions that this revoking doesn't change anything concerning repeat offenders (ie systematical "minor battery" between people, say a family, will still automatically be punished way hard as per existing laws, and this is the most relevant factor when it comes to men's violence towards women in relations) et cetera.

                        So that's what it boils down to. It's that good old fake news, essentially. This amendment is in queue to be signed into force about now, and since everyone's talking about beating up women I'll just take a look at the post-amendment code and sum it up right here...

                        The post-amendment situation (ie now, now that Russia supposedly "legalized the beating of women") in legal terms means that:
                        1. It's exactly the same as it was exactly a year ago, because the amendment that this amendment in turn revokes was signed as recently as in July 2016.
                        2. If a man slaps a woman, he gets fined heavily (almost an entire month's salary, going by Russian averages)
                        3. If a man slaps a woman more than once, he's at the very least fined the equivalent of several months of salaries and he risks from a few months to several years in a Russian prison colony.
                        4. If a man actually beats up a woman, so that she's bruised or otherwise physically hurt, he'll pretty much certainly wind up in a prison colony for a year or two.

                        So, the reason they revoked this law (the 2016 law that automatically treats one-time minor battery between relatives as a proper felony with possible prison terms, regardless of severity, rather than a misdemeanor as it normally is) was that it was extremely poorly worded to begin with and what this meant in real life I've already mentioned in a previous post. The law that evil Putin signed into place last year essentially meant that a woman slapping her husband would go to prison just like that, or two siblings (post criminal liability age) would go to prison for slapping each other during a minor argument about whatever. This while if your neighbor showed up and slapped you in your face, he'd just get fined.

                        I repeat; sigh.
                        Now it's been a while, and this recent piece of news (from an opposition-oriented outlet no less) makes this entire story (or Western medias take on it, rather) so much better:

                        https://www.vedomosti.ru/opinion/art...zatsiya-poboev

                        In the first half of 2017, the number of people indicted for these kinds of beatings went up by 20% compared to 2016 (ie pre-decriminalization, the six months under the previous amendment) and the number of actual, hard convictions rose by a whooping 200%(!) comparing these two six month periods.

                        In other words, the rollback decriminalization (ie criminal offense -> administrative offense) has quite clear as a day made it far more likely that people actually report these crimes, and by extension it also makes it far more likely that repeat offenders wind up properly behind bars. Even though the law is pretty much all-encompassing when it comes to domestic violence, not making any particular distinction between two fighting teenage brothers or a woman being hit by an abusive husband (just like the previous amendment), it is not a wild guess that women in particular play a major part in this uptick.

                        I mentioned in one of the earlier, quoted posts that all female Duma deputies voted in favor of the rollback. Whaddya know, perhaps Russian women has a hunch about what Russian women need?

                        So all in all, not only was the whole thing severely misrepresented, being essentially fake news - the actual ramifications down the road turned out to be more or less the polar opposite of what they all were yelling about. That's an impressive amount of fail.
                        Last edited by moosefoot; 18-12-2017, 01:26 AM.

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                        • Is the Zyuganov era finally ending?
                          Presidential candidate of the KPRF in 2018 is Pavel Grudinin.

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                          • Originally posted by Mitleser1987 View Post
                            Is the Zyuganov era finally ending?
                            1 wtf the picture ?

                            2 about Grudinin and KPRF - FINALLY. I told that KPRF without changing Zyuganov will lost their support around 10 years ago .They wait too long, also what they need - it's good youth programme. It's nobody secret that our people(even youth) are pro-socialists in majority (and SU-era sentiments are strong in Russia too), but we don't support Zyuganov and todays KPRF. I'm heard about Grudinin and some his speeches, looks like good man. Interesting, will he be new prime minister? time will show

                            What's about other socialits parties ? For me interesting small St.Petersburg Workers' Party https://www.r-p-w.ru/ . They have interesting people, educational work -Red Universaty http://rpw-mos.ru/krasnyj-universitet/




                            Last edited by DTA; 24-12-2017, 04:01 AM.

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                            • Putin for President again then with 110% of the vote in free and fair elections.........
                              Alexei Navalny calls for boycott of next year’s vote after election commission’s decision

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                              • Originally posted by blackcatnursery View Post
                                Putin for President again then with 110% of the vote in free and fair elections.........
                                He's the 'non-systemic' opposition and got thrown out on his ass.

                                If he was smarter he would have gone the way of Ksenia Sobchak - who is running.

                                Between her and the new KPRF candidate, Putin might struggle to maintain a majority - albeit he will still handily win any run-off.

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